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Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner INDEPENDENCE, MOBILITY, TRAVEL, MOBILITY SCOOTER A mobility scooter is likely to be a one-time acquisition and one that we've never been involved with before, so it can be hard to know where to start. Here's a ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... How to choose the right mobility scooter mobility, insurance, travel, independence When a parent begins to have issues with their mobility it can be a hard thing for them to accept and adjust to. If they're having trouble getting out and about unaided it may ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... What to look for in mobility aids for your parents mobility, independence, occupational therapist, Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable.co.uk, shares her advice for finding the right mobility aids to suit your parent's needs as well as personal style. As our ...

Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile

... Tips on safely managing money for the less mobile MONEY, FINANCE, BANKS, FRAUD Handing over a bank card to someone else is a breach of Ts&Cs. So how can those with limited mobility withdraw cash and manage money? Helen Doyle, Head ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... How to prepare for your parent moving in eldercare, independence, mobility, communication, companionship While moving your parent in isn't for everyone there are those of us who would rather they were close to home so we can keep a watchful eye on their health than ...

How to safely lift your parent

... How to safely lift your parent mobility, occupational therapist, stand aid, hoist, electric chair One of our lovely readers, Jane, asked us the following question: "How can I and my husband safely, and confidently, lift his 89 year old ...

How to make household tasks easier for elderly parents

... How to make household tasks easier for elderly parents mobility, independence, cooking Andrew Atkinson, Managing Director of Mobility Smart an online independent living store- advises us on tools to help your parent manage at home if they have strength or mobility issues.Here are a few ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... 5 tips for preventing falls in the home FALLS, ELDERLY, INDEPENDENCE, MOBILITY AIDS Statistics show that falls in the home that mean a trip to A&E are often the first step to losing independence and a move into care. Nursing professional Vince Baiera ...

How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering

... How to keep your parent safe and prevent wandering carer, dementia, independence, mobility, communication Wandering can be a common problem as our parents get older and perhaps have mental health challenges to cope with. Dementia is often the cause of wandering in later life ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... Safe exercise in later life expands horizons exercise, mobility, independence, surgery, injury, story Our friend Kevin Morgan (aka FitOldDog) tells us how his training injury and other health issues, including an abdominal aortic aneurysm, led him to leave his career ...